Three Perfect Days at Copper Mountain
Travel just 75 miles west of Denver and encounter the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Upon entering Copper Mountain and checking into your spacious accommodations, leave the car keys in your unit – you won’t need them. With three pedestrian-friendly villages, you can take full advantage of Copper’s vibrant atmosphere with lodging, dining, and shopping all within walking distance. In Copper’s Center Village, you’ll find plenty of après options for the family. Whether you’re sitting by the fire globe roasting s’mores or enjoying the lively après atmosphere one of the patios, sit back, relax and enjoy the comforts of a Rocky Mountain winter experience. Locals tip: Pick up a signature s’mores kit at McCoy's Mountain Market. When it’s time to warm up, slip inside one of Copper’s signature dining locations. Options include Mountain Melt serving up twists on the classic macaroni and grilled cheese, or Mahi’s Fish Tacos offering a la carte street tacos. After dinner, stop into High Rockies Whiskey and Wine Bar for a late-night sampling of over 100 varieties of whiskey, bourbon, and scotch.
Local's tip: Try the Forager taco. Made of shiitake, cremini and oyster mushrooms and topped with cotija cheese and creamy corn relish, this twist on a taco does not disappoint.
Day 2 :
Spend a morning on the mountain without your ski equipment. Downhill thrills are available for the whole family whether it’s slipping down The Tubing Hill or feeling the rush on the new Rocky Mountain Coaster at Copper. Locals tip: Sugar Lips offers made-to-order mini donuts in the heart of the resort’s Center Village. Order classic or signature Fancy Schmancy toppings like sprinkles, s’mores or strawberry syrup. For those looking for more action, head over to the Woodward Copper Barn, a 19,000-square foot indoor facility complete with pump tracks, skate bowls, jumps, foam pits, and Olympic-grade trampolines. Woodward’s Skatelite Parkskis and Burton Park boards are an exclusive technology specifically designed to feel like riding on hard-packed snow. Start with a 2-hour intro session for an introduction to all of the features with a Woodward coach. You can choose to continue on with your coach to the ParkSki and ParkBoard introduction or continue to use the trampoline and skate/bike/scooter areas in an open gym format. See the mountain in a different light: On select nights throughout the winter season, guests of Copper Mountain can head up the American Eagle chairlift after hours for a signature Moonlight Dine & Ski experience. At the top, you’ll find hot apple cider, libations, a full buffet dinner and live music waiting for you at Solitude Station. Soak in the gorgeous mountain views and ski down under the stars back to Center Village.
Local's tip: Book your Moonlight Dine & Ski experience early because it will sell out!
Day 3 :
Strap on your skis or snowboard and take to the mountain. With naturally divided terrain, Copper Mountain is ideal for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, including never-evers. Beginners can enroll in a half or full day lesson and spend time lapping the Kokomo Express lift. Experts can head back to Tucker Mountain for a high alpine adventure complete with free cat skiing. Arrange to have everyone meet back up at one of Copper’s various on-mountain dining options for lunch.
Local’s tip: Everyone wonders how a food truck got up on the mountain. It may be a mystery, but, nevertheless, Chuck’s Wagon Haus is a great spot for a picnic on the slopes. Ski right up to Chuck’s for grilled sandwiches, soups, schnitzel, and beer. This happy little lunch and snack place can be found at the base of the Rendezvous lift.
End your day at the base of the mountain with sips of a well-deserved beer or cocoa by one of the many fire pits while you plan your next visit to Copper Mountain Resort.